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School District 22
A request for the use of school
facilities for the Jewish High
Holy Days for the evenings of October
4, 5, 6, 13 and 14th was
received by the school district
22 Hoard of Education at last
Monday's regular Board meeting.
The letter of request pointed
out that the construction of the
new Jewish Center would not be
completed in time and also that
the construction of die center had
taken away the space for a tent
which was erected in former
years. Trustee Bernard Lang
made a motion, which was passed,
for school attorney Kendrick
Smidi to look into the legality
of die request.
Considerable discussion ensued
on a 56 page list of food
items totalling one million dollars.
Trustee Lang voiced the
opinion that he could not vote
in favor of the purchase order
approval since he had only one
week to study the lengthy list.
Lang stated that he did not know
whedier some of the monies were
coming out of die 66- 67 budget
or all out of die 67- 68 budget.
Trustee A. Terry Weadiers made
the point that the Board had to
show trust and confidence in die
staff and diat it was difficult to
review every item on die list.
The purchase orders were approved
by a six to one vote.
School Board President Mrs.
Lucile Goulding reported diat all
of the school buildings were in
excellent condition and that die
school grounds were in very good
Superintendent of Schools Dr.
William A. Kinzler reported thati
there were 123 new staff
members. Also, diat due to late
resignations there were several
staff openings. Among those were:
one music teacher; one music supervisor;
two math teachers and
one school pyschologist. He also
reported that two elementary assistant
principals should be appointed
in the near future.
Bids on the new high school
addition would be ready about
November 1 and die new facility
should be ready for use by September
1969, according to Dr.
A request by die Farmingdale
Rotary Club tohaveVirgilioFalci
of Belo, Horizonte, Brazil attend
the Farmingdale Senior High
School, at no charge, was approved
by the Board.
Dr. Kinzler reported that one
of the school districts teachers,
Louis Fuentes of die Mill Lane
J r . High School, was appointed
as the first Puerto Rican principal
of die New York City School
Under new business. Trustee
Thomas Lavan made a motion to
increase die cost of milk from
two to three cents in die elementary
schools and from diree
to four cents in die secondary
schools. The reasons given were
that the bid prices were raised
by one half cents per carton.
Unless die milk price were raised
a substantial deficit would ensue.
The motion was passed.
The Board also approved a r e quest
for die printing of a library
book catalog at a cost of $ 2,573.
It was pointed out diat last year
the school district was die first
to take advantage of diis item
under a Title III project. The
Federal government awarded the
school district an $ 18,000 grant to
initiate die work.
Schools Invited To Take Advantage of Police Program
Nassau Police Commissioner
Francis B. Looney today sent
letters to schools in the county
inviting them to take advantage
of the department's narcotics
education program and to visit
the department's headquarters in
The first letter stated: " One
of my major concerns as police
commissioner is the abuse of
narcotics and drugs, and this concern
is particularly cogent when
the abuse of narcotics and drugs
involves die youth of our county."
It went on to point out tiiat
selected police officers presented
the narcotics education
program 443 times to audiences
totaling 53,646 people during
1966, and 231 times to 31,174
people so far in 1967.
Schools were invited to
schedule the program in an effort
" to reach every high school
and junior high school student
. . . . to make them aware of the
terrible consequences of narcotics
and drug abuse."
' The second letter invited the
students and faculty of all the
schools in die county to tour
county police headquarters to
promote " understanding and
knowledge of the Police Department
and its functions."
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Taxpayer Would Save $$
If Welfare Shifted To State
The average Nassau property
taxpayer would save an average
$ 32 a year if the current cost
of welfare is shifted from die
county to the State, Nassau County
Executive Eugene Nickerson said
If the Travia proposal is approved
at the State Constitutional
Convention, Nickerson said,
the county could slash its budget
by $ 16,414,554 — the cost of
welfare to local property taxpayers
— and reduce the county
budget by 14- 1/ 2 per cent.
" There is no reason why the
cost of welfare should be pressed
down and mandated upon the
homeowners of diis county,"
Nickerson said. " Every effort
should be made to shift the taxing
burden to other State sources
of revenue. Welfare is a State
problem and its cost should be
borne by the State."
In endorsing the Travia proposal,
Nickerson said his
office has concluded a careful
study of alternate methods of
financing. " There are many
methods better dian the property
tax," he said, " and it is high
time diey were employed."
The county executive explained
that die local share for welfare
payments today comes to $ 16.4
million out of a total tax levy
of $ 112 million. Reducing diis
burden would enable each homeowner
to save 49( 1 per $ 100
of assessed valuation. Thus,
a homeowner whose house has a
market value of $ 20,000 would
save 49 cents per $ 100 of assessed
valuation or $ 4.90 per
$ 1,000. If his house is assessed
at $ 6,500, he would
save approximately $ 32.
The Nassau executive said diat
welfare costs need not be borne
by income taxes, eittier. Sixty
per cent of all State taxes today
come from alternate sources and
the income tax is only one element
making up the total state
collections. The bulk of State
taxes now flow in from business,
user, parimutuel, estate and
lottery taxes, fees and miscellaneous
" There is very nearly unanimous
opinion on the part of
scholars of government, taxation
and finance that the
property tax is unfair and must
be shifted as a principle source
of revenue for local government,"
" It is a regressive tax, a
blind tax. It has no eyes and it
has no heart. It shows neither
mercy nor consideration. The
small homeowner in Nassau did
not create poverty or welfare in
this county and the high cost of
paying for it should not be pinned
to his property tax." Nickerson
The county executive added,
" In general, we must be reluctant
to pay for mandated programs,
whether for Social Services
or others in which we have
little or no discretion."
He added that New York State
is only one of eight States
where local government is forced
to pay a share of welfare costs.
In most states, this is borne by
the state government.
John Harrigan of North Massapequa ( left) and Tom Zoffinger
of East Meadow enjoy the company of two clucks and County
Executive Eugene H. Nickerson at Salisbury Fork's Farm Fun
Day where youngsters had a chance to indulge in bucolic pastimes
at die Children's Farm.
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Farmingdale OBSERVER Thursday, September 7, 1967 Page 7
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